Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

As I said in my previous post, I have been planning on making homemade pizza for a  few weeks now and only just got to it Saturday night.  With a nice garlic pizza crust and some wings, we had quite the feast!

The crusts browned wonderfully, as did the bottom of the pizza.  It had a nice texture from cooking it in the cast iron skillet and I will definitely be cooking them this way from now on!

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Sandie

Here are the ingredients I used along with the homemade pizza crust. You can use whatever type of sauce and toppings you want to make your pizza.

I won’t include an actual recipe because the point to this post is how good the pizza was cooked in the cast iron skillet!

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I was making 2 pizzas so that I could have a small one with just veggies on it!

Once the dough was ready, I pressed it into the pans I was using and then let them rise for 15 minutes.

Note: Chris likes his pizzas well done so at this point I put the crust for the bigger pizza in the oven for about 10 minutes to precook it a little bit. You can skip this step if you like yours a bit chewier.

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I added the sauce, a bit of grated mozzarella and then my toppings  I sprinkled lots of grated Italiano blend cheese on top….

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This is my little veggie pizza.

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And then I baked them at 375 degrees for 25 – 35 minutes, until the cheese and the crust was browned.

It smelled so good we just wanted to dig right in… which meant I only got pictures of what was left in the pan once we started eating lol!

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10 thoughts on “Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

  1. It’s a great idea to do this. I saw a gifrecipe for doing the same thing. It saves on buying a pizza stone if you already have cast iron cookware. In the gifrecipe, though, the bottom of the pan was scored from repeatedly slicing pizzas, so maybe it might be better to remove the pizza from the pan and slice it on a platter to keep the pan evenly seasoned. Also, I wonder if heating the pan first before baking would help on the bottom crispiness of the pizza. You could proof and top your dough, carefully place it in the hot pan, and put it in the oven that way. I loved your recipe for the garlic dough from yesterday. It looked fantastic!

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    • You always have such good suggestions! Thank you 😊. I honestly didn’t give any thought to my pizza wheel scoring my pans. I would sure hate to ruin them.
      Preheating the pans would probably give a crispier crust for sure. Chris would love that. He likes his pizza very well done, maybe out of habit from his bachelor years lol?

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